Selby's slam shocks Yankees
CLEVELAND, July 15 (UPI) -- Journeyman Bill Selby delivered a grand slam off Mariano Rivera with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning as the Cleveland Indians came from seven runs behind to shock the New York Yankees, 10-7.
Selby pulled a 2-2 pitch from the All-Star closer over the right field wall for his first home run in 37 at bats this season and finish off a six-run ninth. He has six homers in parts of four major league seasons with four different teams.
One of the top closers in the game, Rivera (1-4) blew his second save of the four-game series, allowing six runs and five hits in the ninth. He had allowed just one home run this year.
The Yankees, who had a 7-0 cushion after 3 1/2 innings, had a chance to build on their lead over second-place Boston in the American League East but fell to 51-1 when leading after eight innings.
Mike Mussina was in line for his AL-leading 13th win when Rivera fell apart.
Other American League results: toronto 6, Boston 5; Seattle 7, Tampa Bay 6; Baltimore 6, Oakland 3; Chicago 6, Detroit 4; Kansas City 12, Anaheim 3; Minnesota 5, Texas 4.
Expos earn split with Braves
MONTREAL, July 15 (UPI) -- Playing left field instead of Cliff Floyd with lefthander Damian Moss on the mound, Wil Cordero hit his third career grand slam and drove in five runs Sunday to lead the Montreal Expos to a 10-3 rout of the Atlanta Braves and a split of their four-game series.
The game drew the second-largest crowd of the season at Olympic Stadium.
In front of rejuvenated crowds of more than 17,000 on Saturday and 25,109 on Sunday, the Expos won the last two games of the series and trail the first-place Braves by 9 1/2 games in the National League East. It marks the first time Atlanta has lost back-to-back games since June 16-18 against Boston and Detroit.
Moss (4-4) was extra careful with Vladimir Guerrero, who had four homers in the series, before he was victimized by Cordero. With runners on first and second and two outs in the third inning, Moss walked Guerrero on four pitches to face Cordero.
But on an 0-2 pitch, Cordero pulled a high fastball over the left field fence to give the Expos a 4-0 lead.
Other National League results: New York 4, Philadelphia 2; Milwaukee 5, Pittsburgh 3; Chicago 10, Florida 3; Cincinnati 8, Houston 3; Colorado 5, San Francisco 3; St. Louis 4, San Diego 1; Los Angeles 2, Arizona 1.
Time trial set for Monday
PLOUAY, France, July 15 (UPI) -- Karsten Kroon of the Netherlands, part of a seven-rider break that dominated the eighth stage of the Tour de France, outsprinted the other six down the stretch Sunday to record his first victory ever in the world's most important cycling race.
The breakaway group finished one minute, 55 seconds ahead of the peleton with the overall leaders -- including eighth-place Lance Armstrong -- remaining in the same spots they had occupied at the start of the day.
A major shakeup in the standings is expected Monday, however, when the riders take part in a 52-kilometer individual time trial. Armstrong, seeking his fourth Tour de France championship, could be leading by the end of Monday's ride.
Kroon, riding for the Rabobank team, led a Dutch sweep of the top three places as Servais Knaven finished second and Erik Dekker third. The Dutch riders worked together over the final kilometer to spoil a bid by the three French riders in the breakaway to capture a win on Bastille Day.
Frenchman Franck Renier, who among those in the break was the best-placed rider in the overall standings, finished fourth, followed by countrymen Sebastien Hinault and Stephane Auge. The other member of the break was Raivis Belohvosciks of Latvia.
The group of seven opened as much as a five-minute advantage over the peleton during a 217-kilometer ride from Saint Martin de Landelles to Plouay that took the tour through the heart of Brittany.
Renier was the biggest threat to the overall leaders, having started the day 4:39 behind. And once the peleton reduced the deficit to about three minutes, the chasers lost interest and the frontrunners were allowed to finish well in front.
Igor Gonzalez Galdeano of Spain remained the overall leader, four seconds in front of countryman and ONCE teammate Joseba Beloki. Armstrong, whose usual dominance in time trials and in the mountains make him the runaway favorite to win another title, will go into Monday's ride 34 seconds behind.
Ginn wins Senior Players Championship
DEARBORN, Mich., July 15 (UPI) -- Stewart Ginn claimed his first Senior PGA Tour victory Sunday, winning the Senior Players Championship with a back nine that began with four birdies and included a title-clinching putt at the 17th hole.
A 53-year-old Australian appearing in his 75th Senior Tour event, Ginn won the final major of the season with a four-round total of 14-under-par 274, holding off Jim Thorpe, Mike McCullough and Hubert Green by a stroke.
Ginn rallied from a four-shot deficit, thanks to a sensational back nine that propelled him to a 6-under 66 at the TPC of Michigan. He bogeyed the 18th hole but still earned the $375,000 top prize.
Thorpe carded a bogey-free 65 that featured four birdies and an eagle over the first eight holes. He parred each of the last six to finish at 13-under 275 and remain winless since The Tradition -- the first major of the season.
Harvick comes from the back to win NASCAR race
JOLIET, Ill., July 14 (UPI) -- Kevin Harvick, who was not even on the radar screen for most of the race, used some smart pit strategy and track position Sunday to win the Tropicana 400 at Chicagoland Speedway for the second year in a row.
Harvick drove to victory at an average speed of 136.825 miles per hour.
Harvick pitted out of sequence early in the race and that allowed him to stay on the track when the leaders pitted for the final time during caution on lap 242.
Harvick drove away to an easy win by 0.812 seconds over Gordon. Stewart was third followed by Jimmie Johnson and Kurt Busch. It was Harvick's third career Winston Cup victory and his first since winning this race last year.
Harvick was so close on fuel that he ran out of gas on his victory lap after smoking the rear tires in a plume of smoke. He jumped out of the car in front of the main grandstands and jumped into the arms of his crew members.
Harvick started 32nd and was able to jump-start his way to the front when he pitted on the 18th lap during the first caution period of the race for debris. That move would later pay big dividends as it allowed him to inherit the lead after Stewart and the rest of the leaders pitted during the final caution period.
In the race for the season-long championship, Sterling Marlin saw his lead cut from 77 points to 49 by second-place Mark Martin. Marlin finished 16th Sunday while Martin wound up ninth.
In Cleveland, Patrick Carpentier of Canada took advantage of an early exit by pole-sitter Cristiano da Matta and went on to win the CART Grand Prix of Cleveland at Burke Lakefront Airport. Trying to become the first CART driver to win five consecutive races, da Matta led the first 19 laps before developing electronic difficulties on his Toyota/Lola.